Is "dear" a polite form of "you"?
"Dear" is a term of endearment often used to express love and affection, or just to be polite and friendly towards someone. It is usually said by someone older to a person younger than them, and it is never used between two men. "Dear" can be used in casual situations but it can also often be used in more formal situations. Ex: Lovely to see you, dear. Ex: This card is for you, dear.
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